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Patsy Williams called with some really good news. A new great grandson, Liam Brady Williams, was born at 1:20 p.m. on Friday, April 1 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, weighing in at 8 pounds and 3 ounces. Most of the Williams family was there to welcome the newest redhead into the family. Parents Nick and Amanda Williams are both doing fine! Just a week ago all the family were together to celebrate the 2nd birthday of little Liam’s brother, Ethan Nicholas Williams. Patsy now has ten great grandchildren.
Patsy was in such a good frame of mind when she called. After further testing at St. John’s and finding out she is still cancer free one can understand her being jubilant. Praise to the Lord.
A big birthday party was held at Randy Boeddeker’s place on Saturday for his youngest grandson. It was little Ryan’s 4th birthday celebration. We had grilled chicken, bratwurst, potato salad, baked beans, lots of noise and fun. My four sons are Ronald, Rory, Ryan and Randy (Willie insisted on all the “R’s). Ronald’s children are Regina, Rex, Rachelle and Reanna. Randy’s son is also a Randy but called Pooh. Pooh’s children are Randy (called PJ for Pooh Jr.), Alexis and Ryan. It is hard to keep up without a score card! Before our sons were born I had picked out names like Gary, Sean, Michael – but no! It had to start with an “R”. Rory’s children are Nicholas and Lindsay. Ryan’s girls are Nakomi, Shamika and Camille. Thank goodness they got out of the “R” rut! I have eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and unfortunately some live away from here so I don’t get to see much of them.
The Mennonite Church of Seymour puts out a quarterly pamphlet “Reaching Out”. It is well worth reading if you are one of the fortunate to receive it. There are many highways to Our Lord and they show us one of the moral roads we should all be on.
Weather sure has been all over the place. Soon, we shall be looking forward to having some cloudy and wet days, forgetting how we were so glad to get rid of them. Oh well!!!! This is the Ozarks!!!
From the desk of Jamey Herd: Pleasant Ridge Baptist enjoyed a wonderful day in the Lord yesterday. Morning service was followed by a carry in dinner with lots of wonderful foods. This was followed at 3 o’clock with the ordination service with a house full of pastors and friends from other churches in our Southern Baptist Association.
Pastor Carl brought the morning message from the book of John 8: 12-20. The Pharisees challenged Christ’s testimony. Laveta Ray and Susan Dugan had 7 children in Children’s Church.
What a change one day can make. It was reported that temperatures reached 89 here at Dogwood yesterday. This morning a cold north wind is blowing and we have a fire again to knock the chill here in the house. It is no wonder people are sick with colds.
I spent a few days at son, Ron’s, staying with their five children while they took a three day mini vacation. They went down into Arkansas fishing. They made it back to Pleasant Ridge in time to eat lunch with us and pick up the children. I only made it home, with the kids, in time to change for Church Sunday morning.
Congratulations to Amanda and Nick Williams on the birth of their new son, Liam, on Friday April 1. I hear Pastor Carl and Laveta visited them at the hospital and said Liam has red hair. I look forward to seeing him next Sunday at Church.
I believe next Saturday, April 9, is the annual work day at the Dogwood Cemetery. I noticed the high winds had flowers blown up against the fence. If you have flowers you wish to save they need to be removed before Saturday.
Till next week, God Bless everyone.